named ralphie, his one wish for christmas? >> no. you'll shoot your eye out. >> 30 years later, we find him. and you'll learn what he's doing to make your family smile this holiday. >>> good evening. tonight, the supreme court of the united states says it is time to decide one of the most highly charged issues in this country. gay marriage. they have agreed to rule on the question, do same sex couples have a right to get married under the u.s. constitution? it will be a history-making decision, and surprisingly, it's an 83-year-old woman at the center of this case. and abc's expert on the supreme court, terry moran, is here right now. terry? >> reporter: well, diane, constitutionally, it doesn't get any bigger than this. the country's changed so much on this issue. the real question is, how much? and, like so many landmark cases, as you point out, this one begins with the story of one american. this case is going to go down in history as edie windsor versus the united states. edie windsor, 83 years old, is a widow now. but she had 42 happy years with the love of her life -- thea spyer.